Kodansha opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Reiji Miyajima's Kanojo, Okarishimasu (I'd like to Borrow a Girlfriend) manga on Sunday. The anime series is scheduled for a July 2020 premiere.
Dumped by his girlfriend, emotionally shattered college student Kazuya Kinoshita attempts to appease the void in his heart through a rental girlfriend from a mobile app. At first, Chizuru Mizuhara seems to be the perfect girl with everything he could possibly ask for: great looks and a cute, caring personality.
Upon seeing mixed opinions on her profile after their first date, and still tormented by his previous relationship, Kazuya believes that Chizuru is just playing around with the hearts of men and leaves her a negative rating. Angry at her client's disrespect towards her, Chizuru reveals her true nature: sassy and temperamental, the complete opposite of Kazuya's first impression. At that very moment, Kazuya receives news of his grandmother's collapse and is forced to bring Chizuru along with him to the hospital.
Although it turns out to be nothing serious, his grandmother is ecstatic that Kazuya has finally found a serious girlfriend, which had always been her wish. Unable to tell her the truth, Kazuya and Chizuru are forced into a fake relationship—acting as if they are truly lovers. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Chizuru Mizuhara: Sora Amamiya (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
Mami Nanami: Aoi Yuuki (Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken)
Ruka Sarashina: Nao Touyama (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)
Sumi Sakurasawa: Rie Takahashi (Fate/Grand Order: First Order)
Kazuya Kinoshita: Shun Horie (Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku)
Director: Kazuomi Koga (Just Because! episode director, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii: Youth)
Series Composition: Mitsutaka Hirota (Amaama to Inazuma, Persona 4 the Animation script)
Character Design: Kanna Hirayama (Gamers! assistant animation director, Shichisei no Subaru animation director)
Music: Hyadain (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu theme song composition)
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Miyajima began drawing the romantic comedy series, also known by its short name KanoKari, in Weekly Shounen Magazine in July 2017. Kodansha will publish the 13th volume on Tuesday. KanoKari has a cumulative 2.4 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.
Kodansha Comics licensed the manga series in English under the title Rent-A-Girlfriend this July. The first volume is expected to be released in Summer 2020. The manga has also been published in multiple foreign languages, including Mandarin, Korean, and Thai.